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Meaning of fermentation

fer•men•ta•tion

Pronunciation: (fûr"men-tā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act or process of fermenting.
  2. a change brought about by a ferment, as yeast enzymes, which convert grape sugar into ethyl alcohol.
  3. agitation; excitement.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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